"Medical Terminology for Health Professions" Chapter 4: Roots and Suffixes

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my/o

muscle

fibr/o or fibros/o

fibrous tissue

fasci/o

fascia or fibrous brand

ten/o or tend/o or tendin/o

tendon

aponeur/o

aponeurosis

cardi/o

heart

kinesi/o or -kineses

movement or motion

ton/o

tone, tension, or stretching

ab-

away from

duct/o

carry or lead

ad-

toward

flex/o

bend

ex-

away from

tens/o

stretch out

lev/o levat/o

raise or lift

press/o

press or draw

stern/o

sternum

mast/o

mastoid

cleid/o

clavicle

carp/o

carpus or wristbone

sphincter/o

tight band

tri-

three

quadr/i or quadr/o

four

electr/o

electric or electricity

radicul/o

root or nerve root

tax/o

coordination

brady-

slow

-paresis

partial or incomplete paralysis

hemi-

half

-plegia

paralysis

-asthenia

weakness or lack of strength

-lysis

destruction or breaking down as in disease or setting free

adhes/o

stick to

-cele

tumor, cyst, or hernia

-desis

bind or tie together

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